Engine Performance problem
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Two Wheel Drive Manual 145000 miles
I have an 01 Jetta 1.8 Turbo Wolfsberg edition with 145000 miles, manual. Today when I got off the interstate (approximately 30 miles) the car began drive very rough and the check engine light came on and began to blink. The vehicle makes no noises while at a stop, but when acceleratng the vehicle drives extremely rought (almost as if it is going to turn off) and then you will hear a slight woosh (air) sound when it is time to switch gears. Once the woosh sound is heard the car drives slightly better until the gear needs to be changed again. Once in about fourth gear the car drives much better with only a little vibration. Again, once stopped at a light or parked there are no obvious vibrations or noises. I did notice a slight burning smell when I got out of the car, but saw no smoke or where it could be coming from when the hood was lifted.
later in the day I went to autozone and pulled the check engine code. P0172. My usual mechanic said they would have to look at the vehicle but wont be able to for a while.
I would like to know the best possible cause since fixing this particular model Jetta is EXTREMELY expensive.
have the same problem?
Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 7:50 PM